Construction flaws keep Rhode Island ramp out of service

The Eddy Street ramp in Rhode Island was supposed to provide easier access for emergency vehicles going to Rhode Island Hospital, but remains closed for two reasons. The construction company discovered the ramp's main steel girders weren't installed correctly the first time and they needed to take them out and do it again. Then cracks in a concrete column were found, and this is blamed on concrete that supported about 1,300 pounds per square inch less than had been specified. The repair work on the ramp comes to $600,000.

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